Provide preventive health care education, referral and home visiting services to clients in our community focusing on achieving optimal individual and family health.
To provide accessible, affordable, high quality health, nutrition, referral and support services to families in Josephine County.
· Be a resource for breast-feeding education and support in our community during the prenatal and postpartum periods to promote mother/child bonding and increase the nutritional well being of newborns and mothers.
· Provide nutrition and preventative health services to targeted pregnant women, infants and children involved in all parent-child programs that will ensure positive health outcomes.
· Provide education to parents and promote the use of fluoride, either through drinking water or use of fluoride mouthwash or tablets.
· Maximize WIC caseload to assure high risk families receive nutritional counseling and needed food supplements.
· Collaborate with local providers/stakeholders in providing a system of preventative-based health care for families to assure early detection and follow up of actual or potential health problems and reduce the incidence of low birth weight infants in Josephine County.
· Advocate for, and collaborates with partners to provide education and parenting support and information to all first time parents to help strengthen the family unit and reduce the potential for child abuse.
· Support women in the birth of a healthy baby by providing help in obtaining Oregon Health Plan, referral to a physician and providing in-home education on pregnancy and newborn care.
· Provide school-based health services that focus on prevention and include student assessment, referral and appropriate follow-up with parent or guardian.
· Provide professional nurse consultation in schools for faculty and parents of children with special needs.
· Protect the children in our community by providing educational materials to families in all parent-child programs on the dangers of drug and alcohol use.
· Work with community partners to provide adequate immunization levels for children and adults, focusing on children ages 0-2 years of age in reaching the state benchmark of 90% complete by age 2 yrs.
· Actively participate in coordination and implementation of community planning that supports the “No Wrong Door” philosophy for client care in Josephine County.
· For the Reproductive Health Program, provide family planning services to support individuals in planning the number and spacing of their children.
Parent & Child Health Programs include: Women, Infants and Children Nutritional Program (WIC), Babies First, School Health, CaCoon, Students Today Aren't Ready for Sex (STARS), Immunizations, Early Head Start Contract, Parent/Child Health Home Visiting, Maternity Case Management (MCM), Mothers Care, Family Planning, Car Seat Program, Department of Human Services Nursing Contract.
Minimum Standards for Oregon Local Health Departments/Oregon Conference of Local Health Officials, Oregon Health Division Grant Program Assurances, Oregon Mothers Care Protocol, National Fetal and Infant Mortality Guidelines, Oregon Medical Assistance Program, Public Law 103National Voter Registration ACT, Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) Women, Infants and Children (WIC) program policies, and legislation
0RS 431,140(4), ORS 336.455, ORS433.235 – 433.284,
OAR 333–019-0010 through 0015, OAR 333–19–0036, OAR 333–014-0050